I finished the year with this gem by Michelle Obama.
It’s been a long year. I know they are all 365 days (usually) but this one has taken a lot of coffee and adulting to make it through. I also had a lot of help in the form of mental escapes thanks to all of the books I read this year. This was my second year doing a book challenge from @indiebookstoretour on Instagram! And for the second year I was excited about the literary feat I achieved considering my full time job/pilot wife/mom/volunteer schedule.
1. A Book Crowdsourced from a Facebook Post – LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE
2. A New to You Book by an Old Fave Author – PRINCESS DIARIST
3. A Book Your Family Member Recommended/NPR – THE POWER
4. Free Read – THE MEANING OF MICHELLE
5. A Book from Outside a Genre I Usually Choose – HYGGE
6. Re-read a Book You Read 10 Year’s Ago- CAMEL BOOKMOBILE
7. A Winner of the Man Booker Prize – LINCOLN IN THE BARDO
8. Free Read – WHY NOT ME?
9. A Book You Heard About From an Old Friend- IT’S MESSY – ON BOYS BOOBS AND BADASS WOMEN
10. A Book Reccommended by an indie bookstore employee: ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE
11. A Book Published Over 100 yeas ago- LOOKING BACKWARDS
12. A Book Set in Your Home State – PRETTY GIRLS
13. Free Read – CORK DORK
14. A Book People Can’t or Couldn’t Stop Talking About – HIDDEN FIGURES
15. A Chapter Book You and Your Kid Picked Out – PAX
16. Free Read – EL DEAFO
17. A Book You Got Out of a Little Free Library/Recycled – A GIRL NAMED ZIPPY
18. A Book with a Protagonist of a Different Race Than You – WHO THOUGHT THIS WAS A GOOD IDEA?
19. A Book You Never Would Have Chosen by the Cover – IF I UNDERSTOOD YOU WOULD I HAVE THIS LOOK ON MY FACE
20. Free Read – HOPE NEVER DIES
21. Bonus Book: Restores Your Faith in Humanity – BRAZEN
22. Follow a bookstore on Instagram and read a recommended book -CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE
23. Book by a famous author you’ve never read – CRAZY RICH ASIANS
24. Book written by a local author – MINORITY LEADER
25. Book published the year you were born -THE HIDING PLACE
26. A book you probably should have read in school – ONE FLEW OVER THE CUKOOS NEST
27. A self published novel – A FALSE START
28. Extra read – TODAY WILL BE DIFFERENT
29. Extra read – NEVER LET ME GO
30. Extra read – BECOMING MICHELLE OBAMA
Bring on 2019!